Vero Beach crash kills Barbara S. Korpas of Marco Island

VERO BEACH, Fla. - A driver from Marco Island was killed in a crash Monday morning in Vero Beach.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, just before 6 a.m. Barbara S. Korpas, 57, was heading north on 82nd Avenue when she collided with a dump truck driven by 65-year-old James E. Rippey of Okeechobee.

Troopers say Rippey was eastbound on State Road 60 and trying to make a left turn when Korpas failed to yield.

The truck struck the left side of the Ford Explorer that Korpas was driving.

Korpas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rippey was not seriously hurt.

FHP says the crash remains under investigation.


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